*A note before you read this. After doing an audit of my blog in 2022, I have decided to leave content that speaks to the Christian I was at the time this was written. I no longer identify as Christian (and haven’t for a very long time.) I chose to leave these posts because it is who I was then and it is important to me to be honest and true with every iteration and evolution of self that I experience. I may decide to add comments to the end of posts like this as well
Exodus 33:11 is pretty fantastic as far as I’m concerned.
Moses has set up the tent of the meeting and the Israelites are afraid of God (and afraid of Moses) so every time Moses goes into the tent of the meeting to meet with God, the Israelites stand in their doorways and watch him enter, wait for him to come out, then worship once he’s out.
And God spoke with Moses face-to-face, as neighbors speak to one another. When he would return to the camp, his attendant, the young man Joshua, stayed—he didn’t leave the Tent.
Joshua didn’t leave. That’s important considering what I know about Joshua’s story (which will come in about a week.)
Imagine spending that much time with God.